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Crime and Safety in Egham, Surrey

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Egham is the second most dangerous medium-sized towns in Surrey, and is the 29th most dangerous overall out of Surrey's 105 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Egham in 2021 was 61 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares poorly to Surrey's overall crime rate, coming in 20% higher than the Surrey rate of 49 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Egham is the 66th safest medium-sized town, and the 2,159th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In February 2021, Egham had the worst crime rate in Surrey for robbery, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.10 per 1,000 inhabitants. November 2020 was also a bad month for Egham residents, when it was Surrey's most dangerous area for theft from the person, recording 3 crimes at a rate of 0.10 per 1,000 residents.

The most common crimes in Egham are violence and sexual offences, with 654 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 22. This is 1.5% higher than 2020's figure of 644 offences and a difference of 0.34 from 2020's crime rate of 22. Egham's least common crime is robbery, with 12 offences recorded in 2021, the same as 2020's figure of 12 crimes.

Egham 2022 Crime Scorecard

Second Most Dangerous

Medium-Sized Towns, Surrey

18% lower, regional crime rate

South East

25% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Egham is 18% lower than the South East and 25% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Egham Crime Rate Over Time

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Incidents mapped in Egham represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Egham

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
2021611,787
2020641,881
2019601,771
2018571,679
2017631,860
2016531,562

Crime in Egham Compared To Surrey

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Summary of Crimes in Egham This Year

 EghamSurrey 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour80627.4719,44616.26 41% more dangerous
Bicycle Theft471.601,0900.91 43% more dangerous
Burglary1093.722,8872.41 35% more dangerous
Criminal Damage and Arson2197.466,4985.43 27% more dangerous
Drugs792.692,0241.69 37% more dangerous
Other Crime341.161,1961.00 14% more dangerous
Other Theft1685.735,0164.19 27% more dangerous
Possession of Weapons170.584560.38 34% more dangerous
Public Order2117.197,6976.44 10% more dangerous
Robbery120.413250.27 34% more dangerous
Shoplifting762.592,8002.34 10% more dangerous
Theft From the Person180.614170.35 43% more dangerous
Vehicle Crime1434.874,5303.79 22% more dangerous
Violence and Sexual Offences65422.2923,35019.53 12% more dangerous

Egham Compared to Nearby Medium-Sized Towns)

Medium-Sized TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Camberley2,19555.0811% safer
Weybridge1,70356.208% safer
Horley1,50358.324.4% safer
Ashford1,70559.073.1% safer
Redhill2,27560.730.30% safer
Egham1,78760.91-
Epsom2,67176.5020% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Egham

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Recent Crimes in Egham

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Other theftOn or near Blue Ball LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Malt HillInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Ashwood RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022DrugsOn or near Elmbank AvenueLocal resolution
April 2022BurglaryOn or near Arndale WayInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Warwick AvenueLocal resolution
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Glebe RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Victoria StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Thorpe Lea RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Other theftOn or near Further/Higher Educational BuildingUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Claremont RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near North StreetUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Holly CloseInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022BurglaryOn or near BeaufortsInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Green LaneInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Parking AreaInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near New RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Bishops WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Other theftOn or near Church RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Egham Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour23193027 Getting worse
Bicycle Theft1.50.891.71.6 Getting worse
Burglary4.254.33.7 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson7797 Getting worse
Drugs1.72.63.82.7 Getting worse
Other Crime0.920.751.41.2 Getting worse
Other Theft874.76 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.340.480.510.58 Getting worse
Public Order7797 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.310.650.410.41 Safer
Shoplifting3.93.82.72.6 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.551.10.480.61 Safer
Vehicle Crime4.664.84.9 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18182222 Getting worse

Changes In Egham's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Egham to the UK's Major Cities

Medium-Sized TownCrime RateRate Difference
Egham60.91-
Barnet67.089% more dangerous
Croydon82.4826% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0532% more dangerous
Bristol90.5233% more dangerous
Coventry102.2440% more dangerous
Leicester111.5945% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0651% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6453% more dangerous
Bradford132.2854% more dangerous
Leeds150.9460% more dangerous

Crime in Egham's Neighbourhoods

NeighbourhoodCrime CountCrime RateDanger Rank
Egham Hythe & Pooley Green67269Second
Egham Town58886First
Englefield Green & University58644Third

Crime in Egham During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Egham change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in November, when Egham saw a 600% increase in bicycle theft. Egham saw a large fall in theft from the person during September, when it fell by 75% compared to September in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour-14%+152%+69%+33%+43%+10%+36%+108%+145%+255%
Bicycle Theft+100%-67%+300%-+300%+14%+50%-43%+600%+150%
Burglary+63%-20%-71%-31%--57%+78%-37%-23%-63%
Criminal Damage and Arson+136%+14%-23%+17%+67%+13%+24%-8%-17%-20%
Drugs+129%+300%+57%-+17%+67%-25%-47%+25%+33%
Other Crime+133%-33%+50%+33%+33%+300%+100%+50%+300%+200%
Other Theft+36%-71%-46%-41%-68%-38%-48%-29%-18%+17%
Possession of Weapons-67%------+100%--
Public Order+85%+50%+48%+50%+92%-12%+125%+26%-26%-
Robbery---33%--50%+200%----
Shoplifting+233%-56%+20%--33%-58%+50%+13%-65%+150%
Theft From the Person-50%--50%-50%---75%--40%-
Vehicle Crime+43%-45%+42%-71%-28%-75%-38%-11%+70%+17%
Violence and Sexual Offences+4%+23%-24%+21%+42%+6%+45%+57%+25%+28%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Egham

What police force serves Egham?
Egham's local territorial police force is the Surrey Police.

How dangerous is Egham?
Egham is the second most dangerous medium-sized town in Surrey.

What is Egham's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Egham are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Egham?
Egham's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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